Anaheim, CA
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Anaheim is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 350,742 people and 59 constituent neighborhoods, Anaheim is the tenth largest community in California.

Housing costs in Anaheim are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Anaheim is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Anaheim is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Anaheim who work in office and administrative support (13.94%), sales jobs (11.10%), and management occupations (7.87%).

One of the benefits of being a big city like Anaheim is having a public transportation system, but in Anaheim the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Anaheim benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

The citizens of Anaheim are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.68% of adults in Anaheim having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Anaheim in 2010 was $24,314, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,256 for a family of four. However, Anaheim contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Anaheim is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Anaheim home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Anaheim, accounting for 53.09% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Anaheim residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Anaheim include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, Anaheim has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (37.16%).

The most common language spoken in Anaheim is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.